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Karishma Tanna facts, age, height, weight, boyfriends, marriage, and more



Karishma Tanna is a famous Indian actress in the Hindi television and film industry. She is best known for her appearance in various reality shows, including Bigg Boss 8, Nach Baliye 7, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 10, and Comedy Circus. Her career also started in 2001, and she is presently working in the industry. Karishma has also predominately worked in modeling and anchoring as well. 

About Karishma Tanna

Born21 December 1983
Age (as of 2021)38 years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharastra
ProfessionActress, model, host
DebutFilm: Dosti: Friends Forever (2005, Bollywood)
CollegeSydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Educational Qualification Graduate
Heightcentimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
Relationship StatusMarried (5 February 2022)
Awards2015– Television Style Award for the ‘Stylish Female in a Reality Show’ for ‘Bigg Boss 8’
2016– Zee Gold Award for the ‘Most Fit Actress’
Eye colourDark brown
Hair colourBlack

Early life, family and education of Karishma Tanna

Karishma Tanna was born on 21 December 1983. Her birthplace is Mumbai, Maharashtra. She also belongs to a Gujrati family. She also has a younger sister named Grishma Kadam. Moreover, her father, Kartik Tanna, passed away in 2012 after suffering from a prolonged illness. She also graduated from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. She is also extremely close with Jasmin Tanna’s mother. 


Karishma Tanna also began her career with the serial Kyuki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.

She then continued with Kahi to Milegi, Shararat, Ek LAdki Anjaani Si, Virsara, Adalat, Baal Veer, etc. Afterward, in 2005, she worked in the Bollywood film Dosti: Friends Forever. She also played a lead role in the debut film alongside Bobby Deol and Akshay Kumar. Then, she appeared in multiple other movies, including Grand Masti, Sanju, Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, etc.

In 2018, She made her digital debut with ALT Balaji’s web series Karle Tu Bhi Mohabbat in the year 2018.

Personal life of Karishma

Karishma Tanna is always in media headlines for her personal life. At first, she dated Upen Patel for two years (2014-2016) and got separated after dating for two years. She was also previously in rumored relationships with Hanif Hilal, Bappi Lahiri, and Rushabh Choksi.

However, in November 2021, Karishma and her rumored boyfriend, real-estate businessman Varun Bangera had, got engaged in the presence of close family members and friends. The couple also got married on the 5th of February 2022.


Karishma Tanna was one of the most controversial contestants of ‘Bigg Boss 8’ (2014), as she had many verbal fights with her fellow contestants in the Bigg Boss house. In 2017, she was also supposed to do ‘& TV’ comedy show ‘Comedy Dangal.’ However, she got replaced at the last moment by Surbhi Jyoti due to her tantrums even before the show started.

Afterward, in March 2018, a Delhi-based event manager, Manas Katyal, sent a legal notice to her for cheating, threatening, and blackmailing him, his driver, and not performing at a wedding reception in Haldwani, Uttarakhand. Also, for this reason, he had to suffer a loss of ₹ ten lakhs. On the other hand, Karishma also denied such allegations and said that she was cheated, as she was told that the show was in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. However, when she reached there, she came to know that the event was in Haldwani.

Some interesting facts about Karishma Tanna

  • Karishma was born into a middle-class Gujarati family. 
  • Since her childhood, she has always been interested in acting. Finally, at 17, she made her acting debut with the superhit TV show ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’ also as a frivolous girl “Indira.”
  • After doing TV for a few years, she also tried her luck in Bollywood. However, she was either rejected for her height or for being a daily soap actress.
  • Moreover, her first lead role came up in the Kannada film ‘I Am Sorry Mathe Banni Preethsona’ (2011), opposite Prem Kumar.
  • She didn’t have the ideal start to her Bollywood career. Afterward, she went back to the TV world and did Sony TV’s ‘Comedy Circus,’ which resurrected her dying acting career.
  • She also took cooking classes before entering the ‘Big Boss 8’ house.
  • Also, her Ex-boyfriend, Rushabh Choksi, said that he and Karishma were still in a relationship when Karishma started dating Upen in the ‘Bigg Boss 8’ house.
  • She also got engaged to Upen Patel in 2015 after he proposed to her on the dance show ‘Nach Baliye 7,’ where they were contestants.
  • Karishma also won the adventure-reality show Khatron Ke Khiladi 10, on 26 July 2020.

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